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  1. Raise the Roof
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    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  2. Porches Across America
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    Porches Across America

    A spot to foster conviviality with passersby, a place to perch a chair and enjoy the outdoors, a threshold between inside and out, and an informal living room for neighborhoods—the porch is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.23.12

  3. Winter Wonderlands
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    Winter Wonderlands

    The chill of winter is soon to set in. Thinking toward blustery days ahead, we've corralled a series of modern homes set amid snowy surroundings and with cozy interiors, ranging from a cabin built...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.29.12

  4. More Closet Cases
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    More Closet Cases

    In our June 2009 Dwell Reports we rounded up five closet systems and called on organizing expert Standolyn Roberston to help us sift through the drawers, shelves, and hooks that ease the struggle...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  5. Roof There It Is
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    Roof There It Is

    As the legendary American impresario Sol Hurok once said, "The sky's the limit if you have a roof over your head.” Here we highlight eight of the best roofs from California to Poland, straight from...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.04.13

  6. Cool Cladding
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    Cool Cladding

    From raw metal to classic cedar, these six structures employ creative cladding to heighten their modern cred (and curb appeal).

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.06.13

  7. The Sky is the Limit
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    The Sky is the Limit

    These stilted homes transcend traditional architecture.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.12.13

  8. One With Nature
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    One With Nature

    Set amongst lush greenery, these houses break from standard suburbia and make friendly neighbors with nature.

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.20.13

  9. Toronto Houses by Kevin Morris
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    Toronto Houses by Kevin Morris

    It all started by accident in the fall of 2012. Photographer Kevin Morris was exploring Deer Park, a neighborhood in Toronto famous for its Tudor and Colonial revival houses. Years spent as a...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Kevin Morris
    02.21.13

  10. New Additions
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    New Additions

    Sometimes, you just need more space. But what are you to do when moving isn’t an option? These five homeowners found solutions in creative home additions.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.25.13

  11. California Love
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    California Love

    With the first day of spring quickly approaching and the weather getting warmer, we've decided to pay homage to the Golden State by compiling seven of our favorite sun-kissed California homes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.01.13

  12. About a View
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    About a View

    Everyone needs a room to call their own; better still, a room with a breathtaking view. Here, a few of our favorites from stories past.

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.08.13

  13. 10 Outdoor Gardens
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    10 Outdoor Gardens

    From locations like a microcourtyard in Virginia to a prefab glass-shelled retreat in summery Finland, these ten outdoor gardens will make you green with envy.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.06.13

  14. 5 Inspirational Backyards
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    5 Inspirational Backyards

    Although snow still covers many a garden, spring is rapidly approaching and the plans for lush landscapes are being laid. Here, we pick five homes with great gardens for spring planning (or...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.13.13

  15. Heavy Metal
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    Heavy Metal

    From X to Y, from Z to A, these homes got the metal treatment without missing a beat.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.15.13

  16. A Weekend Retreat in the Forest
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    A Weekend Retreat in the Forest

    Built on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by Scott Rappe provides a modern weekend retreat for a Chicago couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.21.13

  17. Six Stairs to Savor
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    Six Stairs to Savor

    When getting from here to there, the journey is just as important as the destination. We hope that's true for interior spaces as well as lifechanging travel experiences, and with that in mind, we...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.13

  18. 8 Libraries We Love
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    8 Libraries We Love

    Who says libraries must be dusty, solemn affairs? Libraries of today can be big, small, architecturally-placed, temporary, or hidden away behind a rolling track door. Here we've rounded up a few...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.13

  19. Country Bunker
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    Country Bunker

    On Austin’s outskirts, where urban, industrial, and rural collide, lawyer and science-fiction author Chris Brown’s bunker-style home redefines modern city living.

    photos by: Dave Mead
    03.29.13

  20. A Look at Reading Nooks
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    A Look at Reading Nooks

    Building on the 8 Libraries We Love post, here are six reading nooks crafted for the modern bibliophile.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.05.13

  21. Modern Australian Bungalow with a Victorian Ash Facade
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    Modern Australian Bungalow with a Victorian Ash Facade

    To shield an addition and new courtyard for a bungalow in greater Melbourne, architect Anthony Clarke fitted its facade with strips of rough-sawn Victorian ash.

    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    04.10.13

  22. Facade Focus: Charred Cedar
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    Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

    Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you're talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It's beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.13

  23. Modern Steel House in Seattle
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    Modern Steel House in Seattle

    On the sandy shores of Fauntleroy Cove in Seattle, renowned firm Olson Kundig Architects crafts a subtle home with striking steel accents.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.15.13

  24. Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska
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    Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

    In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Kamil Bialous
    06.17.13

  25. 7 Clever Under-Stair Storage Solutions
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    7 Clever Under-Stair Storage Solutions

    When every square foot of storage counts, consider the little-used and often-overlooked spaces underneath staircases.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.03.13

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